Thursday, January 22, 2009

When life gives you scraps, make quilts.

I have been spending this week cleaning up a bin of scraps. I had a baggy full of 2" strips and 3.5". Cymba likes the results so far, and gives it the usual "cat scan".

I was inspired by a scrap quilt on Bonnie's Quiltville site, Sixteen Patch and Pinwheels.

I changed the pinwheels to hour glass blocks, not quite so busy.

With Valentines Day around the corner, I have found a couple of links you want to check out.
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Heart Banner follow the link to Freda's Hive for a free pattern.





I think these would be fun hanging in the window, I don't think I will get around to making them, but I like the look. Kinda like stain glass.

Valentine Fun at Martha's Using crayons and wax paper.



Happy Quilting!



16 comments:

  1. I love quilts made from scraps. They are so busy and colourful.

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  2. Really like your 16 patch quilt. The Hourglass blocks showcase the 16patch squars more than the pinwheels do.

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  3. I like your 16 patch quilt too. Looks like a great use of your scraps. Inspires me to get into my scrap pile too

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  4. You have such lovely things to share. Naturally Cymba is always best to focus on right away and when you pair up kitty with a FANTASTIC QUILT in the works, I'm gettin' all happy and inspired! As always, I love everything but I get get over what a different quilt that is with the Hour Glass Blocks. I totally dig it. You're very cool!

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  5. I loved reading and looking at your blog. It is fun to look at what you do with scraps. Your work is just beautiful.

    Gale/Oklahoma

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  6. what a gorgeous quilt that will become! I love the pattern, sewing squares is one of my favorite ways to use up scraps!

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  7. Oh the wonderful things you do with scraps!

    Smiles,
    Lea

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  8. I love your newest scrap quilt! Just fabulous and very inspiring. And thank you for the links!

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  9. OOh I love your 16 patch. I also love your header. Where every quilt gets a cat scan. That's so cute.

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  10. Cymba is so gorgeous, and so is your top in progress, thanks for sharing. Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

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  11. Love the scrap quilt...and your DD mystery looks great. I am still on part 2.

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  12. The scrappy and hourglass quilt looks wonderful!

    Love to see your quilting journey in all the pictures!

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  13. Your Cymba looks so much like my Kitty! They're almost twins! Alicia G of Texas

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  14. It's funny how Quilts and Cats just go together!

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